The Complete Guide to Choosing (or Building) the Perfect Standing Desk

Standing desks are popular, but choosing a good one is no easy task. You could go with a motorized, whole desk replacement, or DIY a simple solution. You could even buy an adjustable attachment to go on top of your existing desk. Let's talk about what you may need in a standing desk, what you can get for your… » 1/28/15 3:57pm 1/28/15 3:57pm

The Return Policies at Big Retailers, Just In Case You Were Wondering


      I'm not saying you don't like your gifts. I would never say that. But, hey, maybe that sweater doesn't quite fit. Maybe plaid leg warmers aren't exactly your style anymore. Maybe your sister bought you another friggin' salad spinner, seriously, like it's not an unsubtle hint to diet, could you even be more… » 12/26/14 10:00am 12/26/14 10:00am

      Meet Amazon's #1 Reviewer, a Quirky Woman Who Loves Battery Chargers

      Ali Julia may or may not be her real name. But to the complex and influential world of Amazon reviews, Ali Julia is a name to be reckoned with. The mysterious Boston woman with an affection for computers and battery chargers is the number one ranked reviewer on Amazon. She sounds a little quirky, too. » 12/20/14 9:01am 12/20/14 9:01am

      Autonomous Carts Make the Easiest Part of Shopping Even Easier

      The best part of grocery shopping isn't finding some exotic new flavor of yogurt or the free samples, it's tooling around the store like a rally car driver with your shopping cart. So why have researchers developed an autonomous human-tracking cart that follows you around the store? Seems like time better spent making… » 12/17/14 10:03am 12/17/14 10:03am

      Hackers Ravaged Home Depot With a Password Stolen from a Vendor

      Earlier this year Home Depot confirmed that 56 million cards had been compromised in one of the biggest retail security breaches in history. Now we know that much like the Target hack—which was traced to a heating company—Home Depot was infiltrated by custom malware and passwords stolen from a third party vendor. » 11/06/14 6:57pm 11/06/14 6:57pm

      ​How To Find The Perfect Hiking Boot

      The most important item in your outdoor wardrobe, hiking boots grant you the ability to traverse challenging terrain, work to keep your entire body comfortable and supported while carrying heavy loads and help regulate temperature and dryness. They're also a difficult purchase to get right, particularly if you're… » 11/03/14 2:24pm 11/03/14 2:24pm

      The Features That Matter on Your Next Router (and the Ones That Don't)

      Shopping for a router used to be as simple as buying the thing everyone said was good. These days, you have to understand a ton of technical terms, from "beamforming" to "MIMO" and "dual band". Some of these are useful, but others are marketing fluff. Let's dive in and separate the useful from the rest. » 10/15/14 11:57am 10/15/14 11:57am

      The Best PCs You Can Build for $300, $600, and $1200

      We've walked you through building your own computer before. In this post—which we'll update periodically as prices and components change—we'll walk you through the hardware we'll need for three different system builds: a budget workstation, a powerful all-purpose PC, and an enthusiast's system for gamers and media… » 9/24/14 11:29am 9/24/14 11:29am

      Using the Oculus Rift to Find Your Next Car

      Going to a car dealership is notoriously fraught with anxiety. In addition to some guy in a plaid jacket trying to upsell you on hubcaps, you never know if they're going to have the exact car you're looking for, with the right options, in the right color. How do you know if it's what you want if you can't see it with… » 6/27/14 2:00pm 6/27/14 2:00pm